On the 11th of April, a solid week of civil disobedience protests began with a massive sit-in on the Capitol East Steps and in front of them. Democracy Spring is demandng that the campaign cash and bribery used by the wealthy and corporations to effectively own and operate Congress, regulatory agencies, etc be shut down entirely. Bus after bus had to be brought up to handle arrestees, and a little after 3PM police ran out of space and had to temporarily stop arresting people according to one report.
These protests are demanding the passage of 4 pieces of legislation to put the brakes on money in politics. An addition demand made by many is that Citizens United be overturned, which may be necessary to prevent any other restrictions on campaign cash bribery from being overturned.
At one point the report was "hundreds arrested, hundreds more waiting." Someone suggested when cops were temporarily out of space that they use the seats inside occupied by Members of Congress for events like the State of the Union for arrestees. After all. those are normally occupied by people who defy other laws like the few remaining campaign finance laws anyway. This is being called the largest civil disobedience in the entire history of the US Capitol. This, in turn, was but the first day of a string of daily sit-ins that will continue every weekday until April 18. Each day, activists will step off at Noon from Colombus Circle in front of Union Station.